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December 02, 2016

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Lead the House Education Committee

The North Carolina Republican, who takes a dim view of federal involvement in education policy, will replace Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who is retiring.

November 22, 2016

Education Under Trump: Who Will Ride Shotgun, and Who Will Get Locked Out?

With the dust still settling from the Nov. 8 election, who will prosper under Donald Trump's presidency, and who'll be wearing sackcloth and ashes in the political wilderness?

November 17, 2016

How the 2018 Elections Could Impact Education in Congress

Are you ready for the next round of federal elections and their potential to change education policy? Maybe not—but either way, let's look at the landscape.

November 16, 2016

Rep. Messer Excited for Trump Agenda, Would Be 'Honored' to Serve as Ed. Sec.

Republican Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana, one of the foremost champions for school choice in Congress, said he's excited for the "big and bold" education plans he foresees under President-elect Donald Trump.

November 09, 2016

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Seek to Lead House Education Committee

The North Carolina Republican long has been rumored to be a top candidates to replace the outgoing chairman, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who is retiring.

October 27, 2016

The 'Change Agents in the Education System' for This Candidate: Her Parents

Montana Superintendent Denise Juneau, who's running for Congress, has carried on a family legacy in education that has roots on the Blackfeet reservation.

October 25, 2016

What Could Be in Store for Education if Democrats Get More Power in Congress?

If Democrats gain control in one or both chambers, who's likely to head the key K-12 committees in Congress? And what does that mean for education policy?

October 12, 2016

N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core

Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.

October 06, 2016

In Bid for Congress, Democrat Juneau Stresses Her Rejection of Obama Policies

Denise Juneau, the Democratic Montana superintendent of public instruction who's seeking the state's at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has rejected tying tying teacher evaluations to test scores and school turnaround strategies promoted by Washington.

September 23, 2016

House of Representatives Approves Bill to Overhaul Juvenile-Justice Programs

On Thursday, the House passed the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016 by a vote of 382-29. It's a proposed retooling of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which was first passed in 1974.

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